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Guy Opperman

Guy Thomas Opperman is a British Conservative Party politician, who was elected at the 2010 general election as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Hexham. He was born on 18 May 1965 in Marlborough, Wiltshire. In April 2011, Opperman was diagnosed with a brain tumour after suffering from headaches. He has since raised money for the National Brain Appeal at the National Neurological Hospital which he credits with saving his life.

Hexham MP Guy Opperman

Northumberland schools urged to back controversial new funding scheme

Rural schools in Northumberland have once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to win better funding, claims Hexham MP Guy Opperman

Jeff Reid, leader of the Lib Dems in Northumberland

Lib Dem Jeff Reid to battle Tory MP Guy Opperman at general election

Old foes Guy Opperman and Jeff Reid are to clash again in a fight for the former's Hexham seat at next year's general election

Hexham MP Guy Opperman

Ponteland Community High School pupils win first Northumberland Schools Parliamentary Debating Award

Brainchild of Hexham MP Guy Opperman, the competition saw students Harriet Barrett and Matthew Ross compete against teams from Haydon Bridge, Prudhoe and Hexham to win the coveted chipboard trophy

Ian Mearns MP for Gateshead

Labour MPs reluctantly back North East super council

The North East Combined Authority has secured the reluctant backing of the region's Labour MPs, as well as Government support, and is now ready to act as what its creators say will be a new voice for the region

Newcastle East Labour MP Nick Brown

Newcastle East MP Nick Brown hits out at new super council

A new super council is set to get parliamentary approval today despite MPs' fears it will be a North East talking shop

Shadow Minister for the Armed Forces, Kevan Jones

North East MPs clash over house prices effect on Chancellors Budget

Durham MP Kevan Jones has spoken out about stagnating house prices in the North East which is leaving people in negative equity

British Transport Police Sgt Chris Jones in Newcastle Central Station

Police to patrol trains to curb rowdy late-night travellers

Hexham MP Guy Opperman is welcoming a clamp down on train anti social behaviour on trains between Newcastle and Carlisle

Hexham MP Guy Opperman

MP Guy Opperman calls for alcohol minimum unit price

Hexham MP Guy Opperman has called for a minimum unit alcohol price after taking part in Dry January

L-R Radiographer John Richardson, patient Pauline Gilroy, consultant Rita Robson and Guy Opperman MP who officially opened the new scanner at Hexham General Hospital

New patient scanner is unveiled at Hexham General Hospital

MP Guy Opperman officially opened a new state-of-the-art CT scanner at Hexham General Hospital in Northumberland

Hexham MP Guy Opperman

MP calls for chain restaurants in Hexham - including Portuguese favourite Nando's

MP Guy Opperman is supporting a campaign to bring chain restaurant Nando's to Hexham to help secure prosperity on its high street

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne, gives a speech in Edinburgh

Jobs warning for North East over Scottish independence

Hexham MP Guy Opperman warns Scottish independence could make trade worse with Scotland

MPs opposing higher energy charges include Guy Opperman, Emma Lewell-Buck, Alan Beith and Ronnie Campbell

North East MPs unite to condemn direct debit fuel bill rip-off

MPs from all parties are urging the Government to act to stop fuel companies imposing extra charges on customers who don't pay by direct debit

Aerial views of Newcastle International Airport

Newcastle Airport backs MP's call for air passenger duty reform

Offering carriers an air passenger duty "holiday" could lead to new long-haul services from Newcastle, says MP Guy Opperman

Hexham bus station

Hexham Community Partnership joins fight against bus station sale

Hexham Community Parternship has joined the fight against the sale of the town's bus station

Anne Wilson with her partner Harry Thirlwell

Terminally-ill Sparty Lea woman's lifeline road to be re-opened

Anne Wilson has to travel to the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle every two weeks for blood transfusions and more regularly for assessments

MP Guy Opperman has backed moves to make sure foreigners fighting for Britain are able to become UK citizens

Hexham MP backs plan to help soldiers become UK citizens

Northumberland MP Guy Opperman backed legislation making it easier for foreigners in the British armed forces to become citizens

Hexham MP Guy Opperman with children at a Syrian refugee camp

Hexham MP calls for action to help in an 'unimaginable' crisis

Northumberland MP Guy Opperman is calling for action to help humanitarian organisations reach the millions affected by the civil war in Syria

Residents from Darras Hall and Ponteland at the green belt housing meeting

Ponteland green belt at centre of Labour and Conservatives row

A public meeting to discuss plans for housing on green belt land in Ponteland saw Labour and Conservatives blame each other over a risk to its future

Hexham MP Guy Opperman, with Nick Knox from Arriva, at Hexham Bus Station

MP Guy Opperman hits out at Hexham bus station sale plan

Hexham MP Guy Opperman has hit out at plans to sell off the town's bus station

Hexham MP Guy Opperman

Hexham MP pleads for new North East technical school

MP Guy Opperman told Ministers the North East needs a new school dedicated to teaching manufacturing and engineering


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